Item #41855 RUGGLES OF RED GAP. Harry Leon Wilson.


Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1915. First edition. INSCRIBED, "The spirit of American equality for which their forefathers bled and died on the battlefields of Boston, New York and Vicksburg- To Charles W. Myers, Jr. Greetings from Harry Leon Wilson." A story of an upper class Lord losing his butler, Ruggles, at the poker table. Effie and Egbert Floud of Red Gap, Washington, take Ruggles back home. Effie Floud wants to take advantage of Ruggles' upper class background to influence Egbert's hick lifestyle. However, Egbert is more interested in partying and he takes Ruggles to the local 'beer bust.' Ruggles eventually decides to strike out on his own and open a restaurant. Made into films in 1918, 1923 with Edward Everett Horton as Ruggles, and 1935 with Charles Laughton playing Ruggles. Illustrated with eight full-page drawings by F. R. Gruger. Spine shows some wear but lettering still readable, rear endpaper partially split at hinge, and minor wear on spine ends and corners, otherwise very good, lacking original dust jacket but with facsimile provided. BOOK INTO FILM.
Item #41855

Price: $250.00

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